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Shoulder Injections


Cortisone:Cortisone is a type of steroid that is produced naturally by a gland in your body called the adrenal gland. Cortisone is released from the adrenal gland when your body is under stress. Natural cortisone is released into the bloodstream and is relatively short-acting.Injectable cortisone is synthetically produced and has many different trade names (e.g. Celestone, Kenalog, etc.), but is a close derivative of your body’s own product. The most significant differences are that synthetic cortisone is not injected into the bloodstream, but into a particular area of inflammation. Also, the synthetic cortisone is designed to act more potently and for a longer period of time (days instead of minutes).Cortisone shoulder injections can also be used in the treatment of auto accident injuries.

Corticosteroid Injection:

A corticosteroid injection is sometimes recommended when pain is caused by inflammation in the joints such as bursitis, tendonitis, and arthritis. A corticosteroid injection can also help reduce inflammation and pain when rotator cuff is affected.